ADRIEN BRODY won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his
of real-life Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The
Pianist and he is, to date the youngest person to have received the Oscar in
that category. His performance also earned him Best Actor honors from the
National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics, and
nominations for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards. He was also
bestowed with the Cesar Award, France's equivalent of the Oscar - the only
non-French citizen to do so.
Prior to his leading role in Paul Haggis's ensemble drama THIRD PERSON, most
recently Brody has been seen in High School, Wrecked, Midnight in Paris and
Detachment. He co-stars in Xiaogang Feng's epic war film Back to 1942 premiering
in late 2012.
Brody was born and raised in New York City, where he studied drama at
LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and the American Academy of
Dramatic Arts. He first came to prominence when he played a leading role in
Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill and for starring performances in two
features for director Eric Bross: Ten Benny and Restaurant. The latter earned
Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
He has worked with some of the most prominent film directors in the industry:
Roman Polanski (The Pianist), Peter Jackson (King Kong), Ken Loach (Bread and
Roses), Wes Anderson (The Darjeeling Limited), Barry Levinson (Liberty Heights),
Spike Lee (Summer of Sam) and Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris).
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